Code of Ethics
As a member of Michigan Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers
I pledge to uphold
Reputation- I will work hard to build the good reputation of my business and the pet
sitting industry by conducting my business with honesty, integrity and
professionalism. I will comply with all Federal, State, and local laws in
both business and in animal care.
Customer Protection-I will carry and renew pet sitting business
insurance. I will carefully screen employees before hiring them (if and when I hire), and I will
be responsible for their conduct by insuring and bonding all employees. I
will hire independent contractors carefully, by ensuring they are insured
and adhere to other ethical practices in business and animal care.
Caring Services- I will provide reliable and compassionate care to
all pets entrusted to my services, and I will do my utmost to safeguard
client's homes and pets. I have and will provide a contingency plan for pet
care services in case of personal emergency or inclement weather.
Respect- I will be kind, respectful and accepting of other
colleagues, all animals, and clients. I will listen, be open minded, and will be
respectfully tolerant of differences of opinions or beliefs. I promise to
always deal peacefully with disagreements.
Outreach- I will support and help to
better Michigan Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers and my local community. I will
promote and encourage responsible pet ownership whenever possible. I will
also help in promoting the Pet Sitting industry of caring professionals by
supporting industry education.